ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 vs. 20 review

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 delivers a soft but responsive ride to neutral runners and underpronators. ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 has had a few tweaks made to its upper.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 is the updated version of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19, which is a neutral cushioning running shoe for runners who do not need much support and who are looking for a soft ride.

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The biggest change made to the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 has been to the upper and to the overall fit of the running shoe.

While the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com still uses a type of mesh that stretches in different directions, the layout of the areas in the mesh has changed a bit compared to the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

What has also changed are the 3D-printed overlays that are more like dashes in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 and more like lines in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com.

These two changes decrease the pressure on the foot and has the upper sit a bit looser while still delivering a glove-like fit and the necessary additional lightweight support through the no-sew overlays.

All in all, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 has less overlays than the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19, which should make the upper feel somewhat looser and more comfortable.

Both the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 come with an external heel counter at the back to lock in the heel.

While this heel counter has a slightly different look on the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20, it should deliver a similar amount of support as the one on the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus is known to deliver a soft ride. This is mainly thanks to the use of a softer layer of foam closer to the foot and GEL cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

It also has a more responsive layer closer to the ground that is lightweight and has bounce back properties.

Because the bottom layer of the midsole is responsive, it is a bit firmer, and this reduces the overall softness of the ride.

But women get an extra 3 mm of height under the heel to take stress off the Achilles tendon. This increases the amount of cushioning in the heel, so the softness under the heel is not affected as much as in the men's version of the running shoe.

Women should be able to get an above average amount of forefoot cushioning and a large amount of heel cushioning from the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20, according to running shoe lab tests.

Men should be able to get an above average amount of forefoot and heel cushioning from the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20, with their forefoot being a bit cushier but their heel less cushier than the women's version of the running shoe.

Both running shoes come with a midfoot shank that consists of two non-connected pieces on the lateral and medial sides under the midfoot.

The midfoot shank helps increase midfoot integrity but is not meant to provide any corrections.

However, running shoe lab tests rates the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 to be quite stable compared to previous versions of the running shoe.

The overall layout and construction of the rubber outsole has not changed in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20.

Both the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 have an equal amount of flex grooves in the same locations, and the rubber has the same structure in both running shoes, so the flexibility and ride delivered by the midsoles and outsoles should be about the same in the two running shoes.

Running shoe lab tests have found that the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 falls on the stiff side for both men and women, but it is stiffer for men than it is for women.

The amount of stiffness in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 is in line with previous versions of the running shoe, so if you are used to running in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus, you should not feel much of a difference.

The women's version of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 weighs approximately 8.8 oz (249 grams), while the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 for women weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams).

The men's version of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 weighs about 10.7 oz (303 grams), and the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 for men weighs 11.1 oz (315 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft but responsive ride, you can look into either the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 or the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 has not undergone any major changes compared to the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19.

The main change has been to the upper, which has seen an improvement in fit and comfort.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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